The Kat and her hat are back as hockey Martlets overwhelm Ottawa in playoff opener

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Katia Clement-Heydra

Box Score
MONTREAL — Katia Clement-Heydra scored four goals as the top-ranked McGill University women’s hockey team began their playoff run with a convincing 7-3 win over visiting Ottawa in the playoff opener at McConnell Arena, Thursday.

It was the 17th consecutive win over Ottawa for the Martlets, who lead the RSEQ best-of-three semifinal series 1-0. Ottawa faces elimination in Game 2 at home on Saturday at 2 p.m. Should the Gee-Gees prevail, that would force a winner-take-all rubber match on Sunday at McConnell Arena (3 p.m.).

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SCORING SUMMARY
Ottawa 3 at McGill 7
(RSEQ SEMIFINAL, GM-1; Thursday, February 26, 2015 – McConnell Arena @ McGill)

GOALS BY PERIOD:
Ottawa 1-2-0 — 3
McGill 1-3-3 — 7

1st Period-
1, Ottawa, Melinda Prevost 1 (Kauffeldt), 7:18.
2, McGill, Katia Clement-Heydra 1 (Oles, Daoust), 9:55 (PP).

Penalties-Legault Ott (bodychecking), 9:06; Houle Ott (bodychecking), 15:42.

2nd Period-
3, McGill, Leslie Oles 1 (Davidson), 1:06.
4, Ottawa, Keira St-Laurent 1 (Phillion), 2:02.
5, Ottawa, Carol-Ann Upshall 1 (Lemire, Houle), 6:51.
6, McGill, Gabrielle Davidson 1 (Oles, McDonell), 13:18.
7, McGill, Katia Clement-Heydra 2 (Daoust, Lavoie), 19:40.

Penalties-None

3rd Period-
8, McGill, Logan Murray 1 (Serpico), 2:38.
9, McGill, Katia Clement-Heydra 3 (Daoust, Lavoie), 12:33.
10, McGill, Katia Clement-Heydra 4 (Daoust), 14:32 (SH).

Penalties-Cagianos Mcg (tripping), 3:10; Levesque-Ryan Ott (tripping), 4:09; Pohlod Mcg (holding), 13:47; St-Laurent Ott (bodychecking), 19:33.

Shots on Goal-
Ottawa 5-9-2 — 16.
McGill 16-30-19 — 65.

Power Play Opportunities-
Ottawa 0 / 2;
McGill 1 / 4.

Goalies-
Ottawa, Maude Levesque-Ryan (L, 0-1-0, 65 shots-58 saves; 60:00).
McGill, Brittany Smrke (W, 1-0-0, 16 shots-13 saves; 60:00).

Attendance: 131
Start: 7:00 PM
End: 8:55 PM
Length: 1:55

Referee-Melanie Bordeleau.
Linesmen-Charlotte Girard, Pauline Motet.

THREE STARS:
1. MCG – 19 Katia Clement-Heydra
2. MCG – 17 Melodie Daoust
3. MCG – 4 Leslie Oles

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